Born to Ball: Kevin Durant’s Ascent to the NBA’s Elite

Posted: 23rd December 2009 by Teddy Mitrosilis in NBA
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Only three years ago, this young man, with the perilously thin limbs and fluorescent smile traded, in his Longhorn burnt orange for the dying shade of Sonic green. After paying his dues for one year at Texas, Durant entered the 2007 NBA Draft as the best player on the board. If it wasnÆt for Greg Oden and basketballÆs infatuation with taking risks on potentially great big men, Durant would have found his way to Portland as the No. 1 overall pick. As a freshman in college, Durant proved to all NBA executives that he could score. ThatÆs what 20 30-point games will do as an 18-year old playing against some of the most experienced competition in the country. But can Durant do anything other than score? Can he handle the ball? Can he pass? Can he play in the post? Does he have the size and s ...

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